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Ok, for the earbuds it looks like I'll be going for the Marshmallows. As for the headphones, I would like to keep the price below $50. I take it that a nice set of headphones and a seperate mic is better than a headset?

Thanks again for the help everyone. +rep to all
Generally, yes. There are some decent headsets out there, but they're often a more professional product and thus quite expensive.
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Ah, I see. I'm about ready to start comparing my options. I've been trying to browse Newegg for these products but I haven't had much luck, if anyone could recommend a good e-tailer, that'd be greatly appreciated.

Best regards.
post #13 of 23
Headphone.com is a great place to start - Tyll (the owner) is a great guy to deal with and thier return policy is awesome, though you usually pay a bit more for that service. Also check out TTVJ.com, JR.com, and AudioCubes.com.
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Ah, if you're looking to use a mic for gaming then Koss KSC75's are not a practical decision.

You'll need something with a large soundstage - look at Audio Technica headphones on Audiocubes.
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post #15 of 23
I'd would try to find a pair of Shure E2c earbuds on Ebay, they are a bit over $50 from Retail. They are great budget earbuds though.
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yea i had those, they sound great!
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post #17 of 23
Koss SB45 are amazing for $20. I have them, and I compared them to my $105 AD700. While the AD700 won, the SB45 put up an amazingly good fight. They actually sounded almost exactly the same, save for somewhat worse highs on the SB45 and lack of airyness that the AD700 had.

If I was rational, I would've been perfectly happy with a $20 headset that sounded probably 70-80% like a headphone 500% its cost. But noooooo, those audiophile bastards just kept making me want to go higher and maybe hear a smidgeon of what they hear with their $2000 setups -_-

Speaking of which, I'm now considering a $450 ALO HFI-780 to replace the AD700's I got nary a month ago. Damn audiophiles and their nice sounding adjectives

In summary, SB45 = BEST gaming headphones in terms of Price/Performance, bar none. Koss KSC75 would probably equal them, but they don't have a mic
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post #18 of 23
check this stuff out. www.steelseries.com the siberias are great i have 2 pairs.
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post #19 of 23
I also have a pair of Skullcandy Smokin' Buds.. They are decidedly un-inspiring. They sound alright, but far from brilliant. Come with three different sized ear pieces, but to me are still uncomfortable after more than half an hours use.

I also have SkullCandy Hesh headphones.. Whilst way better sound wise, again uncomfortable after longer periods. Hence me buying a set of EH250's and some Grado SR60's.. Which i'm really quite excited about.
post #20 of 23
I have a pair of Sennheiser HD-202's, which I think have been a very good value. They're very comfortable, and are a nice balance for gaming and music listening. Not a ridiculous amount of bass, but I think it's just about right. Any more and music would be unbalanced.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...eiser%2bhd-202

I've been very happy with them for just $25 + shipping. I also have a pair of Sennheiser MX300 earbuds, which are decent are very inexpensive ($7 + shipping), but I'm not sure I would recommend them. They don't like to stay in my ears, but the sound quality--when they're in--is excellent for the price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106310
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